Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 26, 2017.



TAXI DRIVER CHOKING -- Sentencing's set for July for 23-year-old Zachary DeGraw of Willmar, who's pleaded guilty to choking a Somali taxi driver from St. Cloud because he was Muslim. DeGraw will be sentenced to one misdemeanor count of assault through a plea agreement.


INDECENT EXPOSURE -- On the same day 30-year-old Derek George pleaded guilty to peeping into the windows of area women, police arrested George YET AGAIN. This time, he's accused of walking up to a woman in the alley while playing with his zipper, put his hands down his pants and scaring off the woman. Indecent exposure charges. And he's had at least 10 similar convictions.


KANDIYOHI CRASH -- A 2-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County Friday morning sent a Rockville man to the hospital. 65-year-old Vernon Ashfeld was taken to a Willmar hospital with non-life threatening injuries in that crash near Blomkest.


DADY DEGREE -- St. Cloud State honored a college student who went missing -- and was later found dead in the Mississippi River this spring. They awarded Jesse Dady's family his degree.


COMMUNITY CENTER DONATION -- There are 100-thousand reasons for Sartell to thank George and Shirley Torrey. The couple has donated $100-grand to Sartell's Community Center, set to open in August.


APPLE DUATHLON -- Nearly 500 athletes are expected to run and bike in Sartell's Apple Duathlon Saturday morning. It's the 35th year for the event that attracts world-class competitors who will run 5 kilometers, bike another 33 and run a final 5.


FOLEY TRACTOR DAY -- It wasn't just the last day of school at Foley High School, it was Tractor Day. That day when the parking lot is filled with tractors, hay wagons and other farm equipment that students got to drive to school -- after they finished milking and other chores.

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